Always one of our most popular course offerings – Japanese cooking classes. Join a Best Living Japanese cooking lesson to learn traditional Japanese home-style cooking. You will also learn what is sold at a local supermarket, and how to select and buy the best ingredients for family cooking. After attending a few lessons, you will walk into a Japanese supermarket with more confidence and be able to throw together traditional Japanese home meals for your family. All classes are held at the Best Living Japan Studio located at @ 3-17-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo. All Japanese Cooking Classes are 7,500 JPY (consumption tax included) each or sign up for four for 20,000 JPY and take home dinner. Classes can be signed-up one-by-one or as a group. Pay as you go, or get a discount by buying a set of Best Living Japan vouchers which are valid for one year from purchase date and can be used by friends and family.
Best Living Japan offers cooking, lifestyle, and crafting classes every day. Click here for Autumn/Winter 2020 classes.
* To limit the spread of the coronavirus, we will have max 10 participants per class and we ask everyone to wear a mask at all times. Please bring 3 tupperware containers to take lunch home.
2020 Fall/Winter – Japanese Cooking Classes
|THURS. Oct 29 (12:45-15:15)||
Japanese Favorites Cooking – Chirashi Sushi
Main: Chirashi Sushi (Special Sushi Made at Home for Celebrations)
Side 1: Sunomono (Cucumber, Seaweed with Vinaigrette)
Side 2: Hanpen (surimi/fish cake) Clear Soup
Learnings: Chirashi Sushi is a special sushi that is made of sushi rice with different kinds of colorful toppings on the top. Learn also about different Japanese herbs (shiso, mitsuba etc.).
|THURS. Nov 5 (12:45-15:15)||
Japanese Favorites Cooking – Okonomiyaki & Mushrooms
Main: Okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza/pancakes)
Side 1: Butter Baked Japanese Mushrooms
Side 2: Enoki Miso Soup
Learnings: How to select/buy flour at a local supermarket. Learn about the different types of Japanese mushrooms
|THURS. Nov 12 (12:45-15:15)||
Japanese Favorites Cooking – Comfort Food (Nikujaga)
Main: Nikujaga (Meat and Potato Japanese Stew)
Side 1: Simmered Hijiki (seaweed)
Side 2: Miso Soup (Satoimo & Wakame)
Rice: Sweet Potato Rice
Learnings: Learn about the different types of root tubers and seaweed sold in the local supermarkets. Learn how to make Nikujaga, one of the most popular menus among the kids! It’s considered the ultimate comfort food in Japan.
|THURS. Nov 19 (12:45-15:15)||
Japanese Favorites Cooking – Gluten Free Party Food
Main: Gyoza (Japanese potstickers, including homemade wrappers)
Main: Karaage (Japanese deep fried chicken)
Side: Butter Baked Japanese Mushrooms
Rice: White Rice
Learnings: Learn how to make gluten free Gyoza (Japanese potstickers) including the wrappers, and different kind of mushrooms! Also learn the yummy Japanese deep fried chicken, one of the most popular food among kids! Everything will be gluten free in this lesson.
|THURS. Dec 3 (12:45-15:15)||
Japanese Favorites Cooking – Oven Baked Korokke (Croquettes)
Main: Healthy Oven Baked Potato Croquettes
Side1: Shungiku no Gomaae (Chrysanthemum Greens in Sesame Dressing)
Side 2: Miso Soup
Rice: White Rice
Learnings: Learn the different types of root tubers and so-su(sauce). Japanese croquettes are usually deep fried, but learn how you can cut the calories by
baking them in the oven instead of deep frying…and still taste yummy!
|THURS. Dec 10 (12:45-15:15)||
Japanese Favorites Cooking – Party Food (Gyoza & Karaage)
Main 1: Gyoza (Japanese potstickers)
Main 2: Karaage (Japanese deep fried chicken)
Side: Miso Soup
Rice: White Rice
Learnings: Learn how to make Gyoza and Karaage! Also learn the different types of miso sold!
**Note: We will use pre-made gyoza wrappers.
Best Living Japan Autumn/Winter 2020 Class List
2020 Autumn/Winter – Japanese Cooking Classes
Born in Aomori Japan, raised in the USA and the Netherlands, Yuki loves cooking (and eating!) and shares her passion for cooking with expats and tourists from all over the world. Her dishes are based on popular homemade Japanese cooking that anyone can easily cook, based on her mom’s recipe. She is a graduate of Waseda University, and the Japan Food Coordinator School and is a Certified Food Sanitation Supervisor by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health.